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$100M lawsuit over smelly Weld County fertilizer plant can go ahead after high court declines to hear appeal

The Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment about a biogas plant that generated complaints about the smell from neighbors

Politics and Government

Colorado’s population grew at twice the national rate between 2010 and 2020. Here’s where the boom was biggest.

The populations of Broomfield and Weld counties grew by 30%, and Colorado’s Hispanic population followed growth trend across the West

Politics and Government

Former Weld County judge who tipped off friend about drug investigation sentenced to a year in prison

Former Judge Ryan Kamada tipped off his friend about the investigation after officers asked him to sign a search warrant

Crime and Courts

Fort Collins planners, worried about Poudre River impacts, reject Northern Water’s plan for 3-mile pipeline through the city

Rejection of the NISP pipeline is yet another skirmish in a series of water and pipeline battles playing out in the northern Front Range.

Environment

Thornton reverses Weld County’s denial of its new water pipeline project

The entire Thornton Water Project is 74 miles long and it will deliver water from a reservoir near Fort Collins, nearly doubling the city's current water supply

News

Thornton will use its status as a utility to overturn Weld County’s denial of its 75-mile water pipeline

Thornton has been fighting to build a 75-mile water pipeline since 2015. Only 6 miles is complete.

Growth

Tornado touches down in Weld County, causing damage but no injuries

The tornado dropped down near Weld County roads 19 and 28 shortly before 5:30 p.m.

News

Thornton sues Weld County commissioners over water-pipeline vote

As Thornton nears its deadline to construct a pipeline from a reservoir near Fort Collins, the quickest and most direct way for the city to get approval for a Weld County pipeline is through the courts

Growth

Northern Weld County to be placed under tighter ozone restrictions in EPA reversal

All of Weld County will now come under tougher oil and gas and vehicle rules to tamp down the dangerous chemical

Environment

Opinion: As media professors surveying Colorado’s local-news landscape, we have good news and bad news

The fight to save local news will have profound implications for the future of our democracy. There is a winding road ahead.

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s county commissions will have guardrails on how they draw commissioner districts under new law

House Bill 1047, which aims to enhance transparency and create legal guidelines for a process previously left up to counties, was signed by Gov. Jared Polis.

Politics and Government

Matriarch of Colorado outdoor volunteerism stepping down from “mothership of community stewardship”

Ann Baker Easley has served nearly 40 years growing and wrangling a network of volunteers across Colorado. She’s retiring from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado as funds flow and volunteers waitlists grow.

Outdoors

Colorado gave local governments more power to regulate oil and gas. And some are using it.

The legislature’s 2019 overhaul of drilling rules through Senate Bill 181 empowered some cities and counties to prioritize safety. But other energy-friendly areas have held back on flexing their new muscles.

Politics and Government

Rep. Chris Kennedy: Let’s extend redistricting reform to Colorado’s county commissioners

Three Colorado counties elect some or all of their commissioners by individual districts, and there’s nothing in the law requiring them to draw fair maps.

Opinion Columns

Jim Morrissey: Wyoming wooing Weld County

Opinion

Wyoming governor supports Weld County residents’ effort to join his state

Republican Gov. Mark Gordon said on Monday during an interview on KOA News Radio that "we would love that"

Politics and Government

Weld County residents propose leaving Colorado again, this time to join Wyoming

A similar idea proposed in 2013 aimed to form a new state with several northern Colorado counties. It failed.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s tire dumps were supposed to be gone by now. They grew instead.

Stacked up, burned up, shredded up, hyped up, Colorado’s nation-leading dumps of used tires are ripe for recycling, but never quite get there.

Environment

County Line Road in Erie is a coronavirus response fault line

Businesses along the road marking the line between Weld and Boulder counties struggle with conflicting coronavirus regulations.

Politics and Government

Colorado GOP dismisses concerns about fraud at its caucuses. But one leader calls it a whitewashed report.

A special commission found more problems at the party caucuses in Weld County than previously known, but argued none of it amounted to criminal behavior

Politics and Government
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